Facelifted 4-door 6 Series enters at RM789K

By CARSIFU | 13 August 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: BMW Group Malaysia today quietly introduced the facelifted 6 Series in the form of the 640i Gran Coupé.

Priced at  RM 788,800, the facelifted car gets new design cues include redesigned adaptive LED headlights and Selective Beam, both featured as standard as well as indicators which are positioned in the accent line above the headlights and in the exterior mirrors for a more stylish character.

The two halves of the redesigned kidney grille, appears larger with nine grille slats with matt black sides angled slightly towards the top to accentuate the “shark nose” character of the front end.

Additional new sporting accents include a chrome element on the outer air inlets in the front apron and a horizontal trim element within the air inlets.

The new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (17)

The rear end, made of structured surfaces and horizontal lines, add further presence to the car’s sporting capabilities and blends with the new horizontal chrome element below the licence plate bay to underscore the sophistication of the sports coupé.

The prominently flared wheel arches and underbody meanwhile, accentuates the car’s wide track and underline the horizontally structured character of the rear end; as well as further reduce drag and enhance fuel efficiency. The 640i Gran Coupé also arrives with 19” M double-spoke light alloy wheels as standard.

Inside, the characteristics of the  640i Gran Coupé is further emphasised with the presence of a centre console in a sophisticated black panel finish while the central Information Display now features a frameless design. This is combined with the in-plane switching (IPS) technology to not only provide a more sophisticated appearance, but also less dependence on viewing angle and improved visibility in sunlight.

Another upgrade is the “seatbelt parking” function, which serves to enhance the convenience of front seat passengers. It reduces pull to ensure the belt fits comfortably and once unfastened, an electric motor will assist with retraction of the seat belt.

The new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (28)

Further emphasising the sporty and luxurious ambience in the car, the 640i Gran Coupé is fitted with bicolour Nappa leather upholstery in Ivory White/Black or Cognac/Black.

BMW has tossed in an M Sport bodykit, which includes front and rear apron as well as sill covers on the side in body colour. As for the rear, the M Sport package offers a sportier bumper trim in Dark Shadow Metallic to contrast the body colour to further differentiate the M Sport identity.

Powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line engine, the car is capable of generating a maximum output of 320hp with torque peaking at 450Nm, enabling it to sprint from 0 to 100kph in 5.4 seconds at a top speed of 250kph. Despite the high performance, the car remains economical with an average fuel economy of 7.8 litres per 100km and C02 emissions of just 182 grams per kilometre.

Further highlighting the performance of the 4-door car is the presence of a new sports exhaust system with an adjustable flap. Featured as standard, this new sports exhaust system provides a particularly sporty sound when the car is set in Sport mode.

"With the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, we were able to ... create a very appealing sporty and luxurious four door coupé which sets a new benchmark in an all-new automotive segment,” BMW Group Malaysia managing director and CEO Alan Harris said in a statement.